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Add 3/42 and 45/8

1st number: 3/42, 2nd number: 5 5/8

3/42 + 45/8 is 319/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    3/42 = 3 × 4/42 × 4 = 12/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    45/8 = 45 × 21/8 × 21 = 945/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/168 + 945/168 = 12 + 945/168 = 957/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 319/56
  6. In mixed form: 539/56

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